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by mapesdhs
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Looking for O2 R5000
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Looking for O2 R5000

Shipping is actually not too bad because I use courier brokers (interparcel and parcel2go), and the converted cost isn't as harsh these days due to the currency shift since Brexit which does favour exports. It'd be 95 UKP to send an O2 to CA (UPS Express Saver), though I suppose that's still a lot c...
by mapesdhs
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: TEZRO WANTED please
Replies: 27
Views: 882

Re: TEZRO WANTED please

I'm moving back to an O2 because of the noise (think I'm getting old), but mopar is definitely the best person to ask atm if one is looking for a Tezro, his prices are great and his packaging is very good.

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 131
Views: 6448

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

TBH you're better off getting an adapter direct from kubatyszko, as I was going to be aiming mine more at commercial buyers (alas, bills to pay).

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase
Replies: 131
Views: 6448

Re: Announcement - Fuel ATX PSU adapters available for purchase

I forgot about this; will look at it again after the new year madness has subsided. :}
by mapesdhs
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 65
Views: 4384

Re: how things should be shipped properly

Their packaging broke just about every rule; no padding, box far too small, wrong type of box (in more ways than one), no box edge reinforcement, etc.

Compare to how I do it:

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/pics ... 2012as.jpg

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 6417

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

I missed this whole drama. Thank grud. :D
by mapesdhs
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: NOS SGI Indy Dallas Chips
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: FS: NOS SGI Indy Dallas Chips

Are they new? If so, how much for 30?

Ian.
by mapesdhs
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results
Replies: 158
Views: 11300

Re: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results

jan-jaap writes: > Hmmm. c-ray is a rather trivial program that runs entirely in L2 cache of any CPU made in the last > 20 years or so. So while it may say something about CPU performance , it's entirely useless as > a system benchmark which is obvious from these results: Yes I know, that's what I t...
by mapesdhs
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results
Replies: 158
Views: 11300

Re: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results

Thanks for the extra info! Alas I don't have time for anything more than the web page, and that needs a rewrite. Leaving it until next year. Main thing I want to do is move the sphract test up to be the main test, the scene test is far too short. Btw, did you know Phoronix adopted c-ray as one of th...
by mapesdhs
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

I have a bunch of brochures and manuals for the old Fisker Karma, I wonder if they'll be worth anything someday :lol: I have a whole bunch of rare SGI manuals and books, leaving them for a while. Sometimes this sort of thing is very small scale but equally unexpected. I once bought a bunch of 68pin...
by mapesdhs
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results
Replies: 158
Views: 11300

Re: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results

Good heavens, you're going to town with this one. :D Btw, the Mac Pro would be more optimal with 12 threads, 24, etc. What always amuses me about these results is the way those who initially appear shocked at the speed of newer systems fail to appreciate how comparatively well the SGIs are doing in ...
by mapesdhs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results
Replies: 158
Views: 11300

Re: C-Ray FP/CPU Benchmark Test Results

Thanks for the data! I'm tied up atm, will try and add the numbers to my site later this week. But bad news is that new Mac Pro is light years faster than 8 CPU Onyx 4. Sadly as it should be given the huge differences in time and tech between the two. :D I have some PCs which would just make the SGI...
by mapesdhs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

No SGI machine will ever fetch this get this type of price though, as good examples of these machines are just too numerous Hold that thought. :D Ya just never know with this stuff. 8bit or ARM? Mainly 8bit. I do have some Arcs, but there's a point at which they lose my interest. I have a maxed-out...
by mapesdhs
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: An item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay... :)

But then, that's my point, ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder. :D One might think someone is crazy for buying a very famous painting for $20M, but if they then sell it on for $25M, well then not so crazy. Or if the painting is in some way very meaningful to them, and they can afford it, then n...

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